ALEX EAGLE AND WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL PRESENT: VIRTUAL CAR BOOT SALE

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  • DS Automobiles is official automotive supporter to the Women for Women International Virtual Car Boot Sale 2020
  • Women for Women International’s Virtual Car Boot Sale returns at 11am, Saturday 7th November 2020
  • The event aims to give clothes a second lease of life and in turn raise funds for women survivors of war
  • Since 2016, the annual event (both live and virtual) has raised over £750,000.  All funds raised go directly to help women survivors of conflict and their families; many of whom are on the very frontlines of the COVID-19 response in the countries Women for Women International works
  • For further information on the virtual car boot sale, go to: www.womenforwomen.org.uk/virtualcarbootsale
  • To find out more about DS Automobiles, visit: https://www.dsautomobiles.co.uk/home


Hot on the heels of Women for Women International’s very first Virtual Car Boot Sale in May, the all-day fashion extravaganza will be back this autumn. Hosted by Alex Eagle, in partnership with THE OUTNET and supported by DS Automobiles, the virtual fundraiser will take place worldwide on Saturday 7th November.

Leading designers, fashion icons, celebrities and coveted brands will be delving into their collections to support Women for Women International’s work with women survivors of war. Born from the passion of the much-loved #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale, the virtual event brings you amazing deals on designer items in the safety and comfort of your own home; a rare opportunity to buy beautifully curated luxury pre-loved fashion at exceptional prices.

The first virtual event was an incredible success; in the midst of the pandemic Women for Women International pivoted to move their flagship fundraising event online and raised over £77,000.

A guilt-free fashion extravaganza and alternative to fast fashion, the Virtual Car Boot Sale is the answer to fashion lovers who want to shop sustainably and support vulnerable women through this pandemic. 100% of the proceeds from the Virtual Car Boot Sale will go towards Women for Women International’s work with women survivors of war living in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

“As proud Ambassador for Women for Women International and host of the Virtual Car Boot Sale I am so excited to be working with DS Automobiles. DS embodies style and sustainability and by supporting our virtual event they are helping women survivors of war, who are facing multiple challenges in this outbreak.” Alex Eagle, Creative Director of The Store X and Alex Eagle Studio

“We’re proud to be partnering with Women for Women International, supporting the vital work they do to support survivors around the world. The virtual online event celebrates the biggest names in the fashion world, while promoting a more conscious approach to great style. At DS we don’t think luxury should cost the Earth, and with E-TENSE it doesn’t have to – customers can enjoy the same expert craftsmanship while being kinder to the planet.” Kristian Cholmondeley, Head of Communications, DS Automobiles

WHAT: Women for Women International’s Virtual Car Boot Sale hosted by Alex Eagle, in partnership with THE OUTNET and supported by DS-Automobiles.

WHERE: @womenforwomenuk

WHEN: Saturday 7th November 2020, sale launches at 11am

WHO: Hosted by Alex Eagle with an event committee: Jasmine Hemsley, Maria Kastani, Basma Khalifa, Zoe Kuipers, Mimma Viglezio, Natalie Lee, Evie Henderson and Sharmadean Reid

WITH: THE OUTNET, Jimmy Choo, Vestiaire Collective, Alice Temperley, Charlotte Olympia, Chinti & Parker, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, L.K. Bennett, Monica Vinader, Stylist, 111SKIN, Olivia von Halle, Laura Adriana and many more to be announced soon.

REGISTER: Visit www.womenforwomen.org.uk/virtualcarbootsale to sign up for exclusive product previews and a first-look at the full catalogue of items ahead of the launch.

 

All funds raised go directly to help women survivors of conflict and their families; many of whom are on the very frontlines of the COVID-19 response in the countries Women for Women International works.

 

Expect cherry-picked vintage, unique samples and one-off designer items from editors, stylists and designers, including Alex Eagle, Jimmy Choo, Alice Temperley Maria Kastani, Jasmine Hemsley, Vestiaire Collective, Charlotte Olympia, Chinti & Parker, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, L.K.Bennett, Monica Vinader, 111SKIN, Olivia von Halle and Stylist…plus many more to be announced soon.

HOW IT WORKS

  • The Virtual Car Boot Sale will go live at 11am on Saturday 7th November across Instagram
  • Visit @womenforwomenuk as soon as the virtual event is live for the full programme of style influencers, celebrities and fashion brands. They will be going live across their own Instagram channels at allotted time slots throughout the day selling donated pieces in aid of Women for Women International
  • Buyers can ‘swipe up’ on seller’s Instagram channels to be directed to the designated Women for Women International shopping page where they will be invited to bid for their chosen item
  • Each seller’s pieces will be available to buy for a fixed time period, starting from the time the seller goes live on their Instagram channel
  • All postage and behind-the-scenes customer service, payment and logistics will be handled by Women for Women International
  • Door-to-door, no-contact collection and couriered delivery of items will be arranged and paid for by Women for Women International
  • 100% of the proceeds will go to Women for Women International’s work supporting women affected by war

 

Our first Virtual Car Boot Sale was a phenomenal success and raised valuable funds for women survivors of war during this pandemic.  It brought us all together as a community because that is how change is created and difference is made. The impact of the pandemic is being felt all around the world, but it’s further amplified in war-torn countries where poverty, conflict and gender discrimination make the women we serve most vulnerable to infectious diseases. I’m so thrilled that our friends in the fashion industry are opening up their wardrobes again so you can support women living in the world’s most dangerous places whilst celebrating your love of fashion. Thank you everyone for putting the power of kindness, innovation and sisterhood into action. Together we can make a difference.” Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director, Women for Women International – UK

 

 

“We are so proud to continue our partnership with Women for Women International and support the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot sale for a third year in a row. The first virtual event earlier this year was a huge success. It was such a wonderful opportunity to help raise funds for the empowering work Women for Women International does, even more so during this particularly difficult year. The live event is always so much fun, and we love meeting all of the car boot shoppers but we hope that this second virtual event will allow even more people the chance to raise significant funds for such a worthy cause.” Josie Cartridge, Global Marketing Director, THE OUTNET

 

 

ENDS

PRESS CONTACTS

Kristian Cholmondeley – 07831 315892 – kristian.cholmondeley@dsautomobiles.com

Jeremy Townsend – 07827 896480 – jeremy.townsend@mpsa.com

 

DS Automobiles

Born in Paris, DS Automobiles is the new automotive brand that draws inspiration from the French luxury industry. Thanks to this inspiration, DS are able to bring to the automotive sector the know-how (savoir-faire) and advanced technology that sets DS apart and offers a new experience to our clientele. All of our vehicles come in an electrified version called E-TENSE today and from 2025, all DS vehicles will exclusively be electrified (fully electric, plug-in hybrid or both). All benefit from the know-how DS acquired from its participation in Formula E that culminated in the Team and Driver’s Championship titles for two seasons running.

We’re proud to be partnering with Women for Women International, supporting the vital and significant work they do. The virtual car-boot sale is a great initiative to raise money for the inspiring women they support, and also a great example as to the power of using a sustainable idea as a force for good.

We’re passionate about driving the adoption of electric vehicles to reduce our impact on the environment as a society and encourage you to try DS E-TENSE electrified vehicles.

To find out more visit www.dsautomobiles.co.uk and follow us @ds_uk

About Women for Women International

When there is an outbreak of war or violence, women suffer most – they experience trauma, sexual violence and the death of loved ones. After the conflict is over, the world’s attention moves on, but women are left to rebuild their families and communities.  

 

Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.  

  

Women for Women International is evolving to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Poverty, conflict, and gender discrimination make women survivors of war most vulnerable to infectious diseases. As a trusted, established source of health information in the communities it works, Women for Women International staff and trainers are finding the best ways to stay connected with women and ensure they have the knowledge they need to survive. More details here.

 

Since 1993, the charity has helped over half a million marginalised women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.  With over fifty brutal armed conflicts across the globe, there’s never been a greater need to support women survivors of war. With your help, women can graduate from the Women for Women International programme with the skills, knowledge and resources to become successful entrepreneurs. They will pass on their knowledge to their neighbours and children, creating a ripple effect.  

 

Find out more at womenforwomen.org.uk or follow @WomenforWomenUK on social media.   

  

UK Charity Registration Number: 1115109  

 

Alex Eagle

Alex Eagle is a globally recognised creative director who has revolutionised retail through her collection of concept spaces Alex Eagle Studio and The Store X. Her work and world include fashion and furniture design, art, publishing, food, interiors, and culture at large. 

 

THE OUTNET

Launched in 2009 by the people behind NET-A-PORTER, THE OUTNET has established itself as the go-to destination for the global, style-conscious shopper looking for the best designer products at great prices of up to 70% off. THE OUTNET stocks an unparalleled selection of previous-season designer fashion from over 350 brands, as well as exclusive collaborations with high-profile designer labels and its in-house label, Iris & Ink. With express worldwide shipping to over 100 countries, a seamless shopping experience across mobile, tablet and desktop and a Customer Care team fluent in 14 languages, available 24/7, 365 days a year, THE OUTNET is where you'll find luxury fashion at exceptional prices.

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